Fireworks Safety

House Bill 110
Beginning July 1, 2015, the newly amended House Bill 110 will be effective allowing the sale, purchase and use of many fireworks that were previously prohibited in Georgia.
House Bill 110 defines fireworks as “any combustible or explosive composition or any substance or combination of substances or article prepared for the purpose of producing a visible or audible effect.” This new law authorizes the use of blank cartridges, firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, bombs, sparklers, Roman candles and similarly constructed combustibles and explosions.
Individuals must be 18 years of age or older to purchase and use fireworks. The use of fireworks is permitted between the hours of 10 a.m. to midnight. However, on January 1, July 3, July 4 and December 31, the fireworks curfew extends to 2 a.m.

Fireworks Safety Tips
If you decide to handle consumer fireworks, be sure to follow these important safety tips:
  • Read and follow all warnings and instructions
  • Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks
  • Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy in case of fire or malfunction
  • Maintain a safe distance from the fireworks device at all times
  • Light fireworks on a flat surface away from buildings, dry leaves and flammable liquids
  • Do not carry fireworks in a pocket or shoot them off in metal or glass containers
  • Discard fireworks that do not function properly on the first try
  • After fireworks finish burning, soak the remainder in of water before discarding it to prevent a trash fire
  • If there is a fire or medical emergency at any time call 911

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